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Locks and Security News: your weekly locks and security industry newsletter
20th February 2019 Issue no. 445

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Arlo expands portfolio with introduction of comprehensive security solution

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Powered by the Arlo SmartHub and controlled through the Arlo App, the Arlo Security System features all-in-one multi-purpose sensor for window, door, motion, smoke alarm, carbon monoxide alarm, water leak detection and mor.e

Wavestore teams up with BCDVideo to launch new WR-Series NVRs

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A new NVR series launched by Wavestore is utilising powerful video processing technology from BCDVideo.

Available from all Wavestore Authorised Distributors and Partners around the world, the WR-Series NVRs have been engineered for the efficient processing and storage of video and are an ideal complement for Wavestore's feature-rich video management software (VMS).

New exhibition: Unmanned Security & Safety Expo

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Unmanned Security & Safety Expo New York is an all-new, trade-only event focused on UAS and UGV technology and hardware. Restricted to qualified professionals sourcing or providing autonomous solutions in commercial and government security and safety, drone detection/counter-system applications, updates and education in UAV regulations, and more.

To be held 20-21 Nov 2019 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, and is anticipated to be an annual event.


Bluetooth Smart Padlock

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Secure bike, garden shed, allotment, garage - in fact just about anything with this smart padlock operated via a smartphone doing away with fiddly keys and long code combinations.

New multi-tool accessory: the extremely durable Fein e-cut carbide pro BiM-TiN saw blade

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FEIN will introduce the NEW E-Cut Carbide Pro saw blade. The blade's carbide teeth coupled with their TiN coating make the accessory durable and resilient, ensuring a very long service life. Even hard and abrasive materials can be handled with ease.

Videx expands GSM Offering

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Videx, has expanded its GSM range, introducing a new device compatible with its flagship VX2200 system, both 2 wire audio and 6 wire video versions, that enables audio calls to be made from any of the VX2200 entrances to a mobile phone or land line.

Master Lock's simple and secure lock box

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Master Lock's legendary almost 100-year heritage and continued pursuit of excellence ensures its comprehensive range of security products offer the highest levels of strength, reliability and functionality on the market.

ATG Access reinforces product range with world's strongest bollard

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ATG Access, a leading designer and manufacturer of road blockers, bollards and barriers, has continued to experience growing success thanks to the popularity of its varied and ever-expanding product range.

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This Week's News

Sargent and Greenleaf launches NexusIP safe lock

* NexusIP.jpgSargent and Greenleaf (S&G), a manufacturer of high-quality mechanical and electronic locks, announces its newest centrally controlled, Internet Protocol (IP) safe lock: NexusIP.

As an IP security system and part of S&G's Digital Platform, NexusIP is a fully scalable solution that allows for real-time, remote monitoring and control of one lock or multi-lock location network for a more reliable IP safe lock.

5 Tips to a Home Security Prevention Plan

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Recent Home Office statistics have shown that in nine out of ten crimes, nobody is charged. Along with this, the numbers of burglaries are rising, painting nothing but a gloomy picture.

UNION opens the door for further key cutting opportunities for locksmiths

* UNION-keys.jpgUNION, part of the Door Hardware & Access Control Group, a business unit of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland, is advising locksmiths and key cutters that they may be missing out on valuable revenue opportunities, due to a misconception that replacement keys cannot be cut for many popular UNION cylinders.

The Willenhall-based lock manufacturer is recommending UNION's outlets do not miss out on additional business opportunities, over the belief that 112A profile key blanks for UNION differ cylinder ranges cannot be purchased or reproduced.

Wavestore EcoStore hard drive spin-down technology delivers sustainability

* Wavestore-EcoStore.jpgWavestore, the British developer of highly secure, open-platform Video Management Software (VMS), has introduced EcoStore, an energy saving technology developed to significantly increase the sustainability of a video surveillance solution.

With businesses looking at ways to reduce energy and operating costs, as well as wishing to implement social environment friendly policies, EcoStore offers the potential to save over 80% of the overall energy normally required for a hard drive storage solution. It does so by facilitating the spin-down of hard drives, or groups of hard drives, which are not in a read/write state.

Why you shouldn't ignore physical threats to your business

By Lee Jasper, Security Expert at ADT

A lot of attention on security has been focused on cyber-crime but it is the more traditional theft that is still most common and just as harmful. 63% of reported commercial crime in the retail sector was from shoplifting and 24% was from assault.

EveryOneCloud reaches two million milestone

EveryOneCloud.jpgCloud-based Attendance and Location Management portal EveryOneCloud has recorded over two million clockings in just 18 months since its launch.

Developed by workforce management specialists HFX, EveryOneCloud provides contractors of all sizes with the convenience to track employee attendance, presence and location in real-time, with a low cost monthly fee.

Door Group signals improvements for Network Rail

* Door-Group_Network-Rail1.jpgDoor Group, a unit of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland has supplied a number of high security steel doorsets to Network Rail for the upgrade of its remote signal rooms.

The project was commissioned through Kent-based trade customer Taylor Refit, who removed the existing doors and installed new high security steel doorsets certified to LPS 1175 security ratings from the Powershield range. The upgrade comes as part of Network Rail's plan to heighten the security level to its signal rooms following the recent vandalism.

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How will personal data continue to flow after Brexit?

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The ICO's Elizabeth Denham's latest blog busts the myths for UK small and medium sized businesses transferring personal data to and from the EEA

Like everyone in the UK right now, we are following the twists and turns of the Brexit negotiations. The sharing of customers', citizens' and employees' personal data between EU member states and the UK is vital for business supply chains to function and public authorities to deliver effective public services.

Leading UK security brands form new High Security & Safety Group

Leading security brands Chubb Locks Custodial Services (CLCS), Intelligent Locking Systems (ILS) and Pickersgill-Kaye (Kaye) have formed as the High Security & Safety group, a new division of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland.

As strong, heritage brands in the high security and rail industries, CLCS, ILS and Kaye each offer their own specialisms and sector expertise. By bringing these well-known brands together under one new group, ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland will provide a stronger, more comprehensive offering to different sectors.

Gira UK introduce new team members

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Gira, one of the world's leading full-range suppliers of intelligent system solutions for building management, is pleased to welcome three new team members to its prestigious UK brand and business.

UNION secures University of Essex's new student accommodation with keyPRIME

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UNION's keyPRIME reversible key cylinder platform has been installed at the University of Essex's new student accommodation, providing assured key control for the university and security for undergraduates.

SSAIB Celebrate 25 Years of Certification Excellence with Series of Celebrations

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Formed in 1994, the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) has continuingly sought to maintain the highest of standards and are proud to have reached such an historic landmark as the leading certification body for organisations providing security systems and services, fire detection and alarm systems, telecare systems and services, manned security services and monitoring services.

Property and Site Protection teams join forces to create VPS Security Services

Two separate divisions of VPS (UK) Ltd are combining to operate under a new banner of VPS Security Services.

Their Property division, providing protection for people, property and assets for over 25 years, will merge with their Site Security unit, which specialises in securing construction sites, utilities and assets in remote, challenging environments.

Gira UK has moved!

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Gira, one of the world's leading full-range suppliers of intelligent system solutions for building management, announce new headquarters in Greater London.

Gira UK Ltd
6-9 The Square, Stockley Park, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB11 1FW

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